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How to draw a floating / levitating cube

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Amaze friends and family with your version of this anamorphic optical illusion: a floating/levitating cube. Though it may take some practice to get the proportions and shading right, this 3D quick trick tutorial by artist Jonathan Harris is a good starter demonstration, compressing 15 minutes of work into just two minutes.

How does the image below transform into the image above? Watch the video and try the activity. You’ll need a blank piece of paper, a pencil, a few thin tip markersβ€”black, blue, and pink are great options)β€”a ruler, and scissors.

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